Sunday, 29 January 2012

It occurs to me that I never actually posted here what's going on.

There's this group, called Open Source Ecology Europe, wanting to build various kinds of free technologies in the vein of energy, food, structures, whatnot.

And so on.
I've been working with them on a couple of things, looking at setting up an online open source resource management engine, developing some tech, checking some locations, building a bit of infrastructure.
Right now I've got about a three week window free, so I've come back to Spain to do some work setting up the first on the ground project space, in Extremadura.
Basically by the time I leave here I want to leave a six meter geodesic dome, a greenhouse and at least one hexayurt. Also possible a solar oven, composting toilet and some kind of potable water source.
Coz, you know, three weeks is like forever.

And you're more than welcome to come join in.

Blog and general info:
Facebook event:

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

3D maps of the Open Source Ecology Europe Extremadura location. At some point I'll be doing overlays for these, such as slope angle, insolation, etc.

Monday, 16 January 2012

If you're having problems with the Quicktime VRs below, here's the non fancy versions (click for larger):

 Back in Madrid now after checking out the first potential Open Source Ecology Europe living and project space in Extremadura. Got a bit of data and information about the place which I'll be posting over the next couple of days. Here's the first of it: (These aren't the best quality, but you'll get the idea.)

On the flat area in the bend of the creek. With good soil and access to water, likely the best place to start farming. (You'll need Quicktime, available here:

On the top of the rise. Flat ground, good drainage, good place to build structures. Nice tree.

Access road front gate.